Bug 123307 - Tabbed Interface - No It's Not
Summary: Tabbed Interface - No It's Not
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 37134
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2019-02-10 16:18 UTC by sumbuddy99
Modified: 2019-02-14 13:15 UTC (History)
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Description sumbuddy99 2019-02-10 16:18:47 UTC
The latest version of LO says it introduces a "tabbed interface." Perhaps you don't know what a tabbed interface is. Look at any web browser. What you have introduced is that god-awful ribbon interface. Years ago, IBM produced a product named Lotus Symphony, which was basically a better interface on top of OpenOffice code. It had a real "tabbed interface." It opened 1 single window, with every document on a separate tab in that window. When IBM/Lotus discontinued that product, they released the code to the OpenOffice community. Yet years later, neither OO nor LO seem able to produce a product that is capable of having 1 window with every document on a separate tab in that window, something web browsers have been doing practically forever. LO, OO, and even MS Office still need a separate window for every document. This gets pretty messy when you have 10 documents open. I have 2 requests/suggestions:

1. Stop calling your new interface by the false name "tabbed interface."

2. Produce a product with a real "tabbed interface." IBM/Lotus has given you the code. It shouldn't be much more difficult than a copy/paste operation.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open 10 documents.
2. Count how many separate windows are open.
3. Open 10 web pages in any browser.
4. Count how many separate windows are open.

Actual Results:
Step 2 = 10 separate windows are open.
Step 4 = 1 window is open with 10 tabs.

Expected Results:
LO should include capabilities that have been available for decades, the code for which was donated to them by IBM/Lotus.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
Locale: en-US
Module: TextDocument
[Information guessed from browser]
OS: Windows (All)
OS is 64bit: no

Yes, my OS is 64 bit. Don't know why you say it isn't.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2019-02-12 12:58:35 UTC
Whay you’re asking for is called MDI, short for “multiple-document interface”, and there is already an enhancement request open for implementing that.

> IBM/Lotus has given you the code

FYI… No, it hasn’t. Ever wondered why hasn’t AOO added MDI either? Now you know.
Comment 2 Timur 2019-02-14 13:15:48 UTC
Not Invalid but duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 37134 ***